Published February 25, 2013
Willer accepted the award during the North American Brain Injury
Society’s annual conference in Miami, where he also gave
a keynote address.
The annual award honors a researcher for significant contributions to traumatic brain injury research.
Willer’s research focuses on concussions—especially post-concussion syndrome and how to treat it—and the restoration of emotional abilities in people with brain injuries.
He serves as research director of the UB Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Concussion Management Clinic.
Recently, NFL Charities named Willer co-principal investigator with John Leddy, MD, on a grant to determine the most objective method of determining when an athlete who has had a concussion can safely return to play.
Willer’s other accomplishments include: